Somehow, I ended up with an extra copy of Well Worn, the new split 12″ from Caravels and Gifts From Enola, on coke bottle green vinyl (limited to just 300 copies). Check out yesterday’s entry about Well Worn. I’d like to give it away to one of the many new readers of PlayThisRecord. Contest rules and how to enter are listed below. This contest will run for one week. On Thursday April 5 2012 I’ll choose a winner at random and send them the record seen in these photos.
How To Enter
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Win a vinyl copy of Caravels / Gifts From Enola “Well Worn” in a #competition from @playthisrecord http://bit.ly/HtLMeN
Be sure to enter in as many ways as possible, in order to increase your chances of winning! 3 entries maximum per person
TopShelf Records and Mylene Sheath teamed up to co-release this split 12″ from Caravels and Gifts From Enola (respectively) – a quick collection of post-hardcore and experimental instrumental rock (also respectively). I’m hesitant to call Gifts From Enola “post rock”, their experimentation with fuzzy guitars and metal/post-hardcore drumming shouldn’t be pushed into the same box as The mercury Program or Godspeed You! Black Emporer. What I really enjoy are the increased use of Nate’s (bass) vocals, buried in the mix of Gifts’ tracks. It creates a pained, haunting sound, animalistic even. This split is my first real listening experience with Caravels and I find their songs enjoyable. But I really like the play on words they use for their song titles: “Sagan Genesis”, “Beer Pressure”, & “Bone Voyage”. Clever.
Artwork was handled by the always wonderful Charlie Wagers. He used an old photograph he found in an antique store for the cover. Printed on 12″ single pocket sleeves with a slight metallic sheen. The cover looks like an old silver nitrate photo. Even more striking, are Charlie’s contributions to the insert (see below) – his hand lettering is gorgeous. Plus, there’s the beautiful array of colors this record comes. Each record label received two exclusive colors, while Gifts From Enola and Caravels split up the clear copies.
Check out Caravels tracks from Well Worn on TopShelf’s website, here.
And Gifts From Enola’s tracks can be streamed on their BandCamp, here.
Copies of Well Worn on white vinyl are still available from Mylene Sheath, here.
Want to win a copy of Well Worn? I’m giving one away right here.